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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mkdir (redhat section 2)

MKDIR(2)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				 MKDIR(2)

NAME
       mkdir - create a directory

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/stat.h>
       #include <sys/types.h>

       int mkdir(const char *pathname, mode_t mode);

DESCRIPTION
       mkdir attempts to create a directory named pathname.

       mode  specifies the permissions to use. It is modified by the process's umask in the usual
       way: the permissions of the created file are (mode & ~umask).

       The newly created directory will be owned by the effective uid of  the  process.   If  the
       directory  containing  the  file  has  the  set	group id bit set, or if the filesystem is
       mounted with BSD group semantics, the new directory will inherit the group ownership  from
       its parent; otherwise it will be owned by the effective gid of the process.

       If the parent directory has the set group id bit set then so will the newly created direc-
       tory.

RETURN VALUE
       mkdir returns zero on success, or -1 if an error occurred (in which  case,  errno  is  set
       appropriately).

ERRORS
       EPERM  The filesystem containing pathname does not support the creation of directories.

       EEXIST pathname	already  exists (not necessarily as a directory).  This includes the case
	      where pathname is a symbolic link, dangling or not.

       EFAULT pathname points outside your accessible address space.

       EACCES The parent directory does not allow write permission to the process, or one of  the
	      directories in pathname did not allow search (execute) permission.

       ENAMETOOLONG
	      pathname was too long.

       ENOENT A directory component in pathname does not exist or is a dangling symbolic link.

       ENOTDIR
	      A component used as a directory in pathname is not, in fact, a directory.

       ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory was available.

       EROFS  pathname refers to a file on a read-only filesystem.

       ELOOP  Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving pathname.

       ENOSPC The device containing pathname has no room for the new directory.

       ENOSPC The new directory cannot be created because the user's disk quota is exhausted.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4,  POSIX,  BSD,  SYSV,  X/OPEN.   SVr4 documents additional EIO, EMULTIHOP and ENOLINK
       error conditions; POSIX.1 omits ELOOP.

       There are many infelicities in the protocol underlying NFS.  Some of these affect mkdir.

SEE ALSO
       mkdir(1), chmod(2), mknod(2), mount(2), rmdir(2), stat(2), umask(2), unlink(2)

Linux 1.0				    1994-03-29					 MKDIR(2)


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